Pownal Elementary School



OFFICE UPDATES
Welcome to the new school year!




If you need a copy of the 2014-15 school calendar, you can pick one up in the office or click on this link.

Winter Break - December 22nd through January 2nd. Have a wonderful break!

From the staff at PES, we wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a fun-filled and safe winter break. Enjoy your time off with family and friends.

Yearbook
The PES yearbook is back. Attached to the 12/19 newsletter was an order for this year's Yearbook. It will have many, many memories that you will enjoy looking at, as in past years. The cost, again, is only $10. You can pay by check to Lifetouch or pay online. Be sure to use the provided yearbook code if ordering online.

Congratulations to Mrs. Clark!
Thanks to grade 1 teacher, Mrs. Clark, and her efforts of applying for a grant, Pownal Elementary has been selected to receive a portion of the 2014 Ecomaine School Recycling Grant Program funding. This grant will go toward rain barrel and compost bins and materials. This will be a great way for our students to learn more about the recycling process. Thank you, Mrs. Clark!
















FROM THE SPORTS DESK

Grade 3 Swim Sessions
Grade 3 swimming is beginning. The dates for Grade 3 are: January 8, 15, 22, 29, and February 5. Please help your young person remember his/her suit and towel for each session. As always, transportation is provided by our bus.



IMPACT NEWS
Mark your calendars to attend the next IMPACT meeting, Tuesday, January 6 at 6:00 PM in the PES library. A few items on the agenda include: February's Cabin Fever Reliever Game Night, the Tradesman's Silent Auction, and the Citrus Sale in March. If you have anything you would like to discuss at the next meeting - contact Meghan MacDonald at impact@hotmail.com to have your item added to the agenda. Look forward to seeing you there. Have a happy holiday!!!

Culture Club - Marie Wendt is still looking for help from just one individual to get Culture Club back on track this spring. If you have any interest in helping Marie to plan and organize meetings, contact impactpes@hotmail.com

Family Game Night - IMPACT is planning to hold a family game night on February 6th. Get ready to come with your favorite game and enjoy some friendly company and competition. More to come in January.

Remember to visit "Amazon Smile" for your holiday purchases this season. A small percentage of your purchase will be donated to IMPACT. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and choose Pownal Elementary as the beneficiary.


Don't forget to pick up your CLYNK bags in the office.

Impact meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 PM. Keep watching for information and events that IMPACT will be doing this new school year and try to attend the meetings so you can be a part of the activities at PES!



Just some reminders:

If you shop at amazon.com and use the amazon link on the pes.rsu5.org web page, Impact will receive 10% of your purchase price. Bookmark this link to make it easier!

Clynk bags are available in the office for your Maine returnables.

Boxtops for Education” - We continue to collect Boxtops from General Mills products. As you save them, you can just drop them off at the office.The money earned from these boxtops go towards extra classroom needs, student rewards and other school-wide items.